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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. He is also generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited... Read More

BornEdgar Poe
January 19, 1809
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 7, 1849 (aged 40)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
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